Who is Spiritually, Relationally and Sexually Broken?
In the beginning, God created both maleness and femaleness as expressions of His image. We were made for intimacy that would express the glory of God. In our fallen world, that glory has become ruined. Sin has damaged us spiritually, relationally, and sexuality; and perfect intimacy is no longer possible. Real intimacy is a mixed struggle of sorrow and joy. All of us, in our sinful ways, are broken spiritually, relationally and sexually.
How is our sinfulness expressed?
False intimacy has become a substitute for real intimacy. What was "very good" is potentially evil when it is expressed through perverse and averse actions. The problem is more than simply a disease or dysfunction. Tragically, our sexuality is often expressed through pornography, adultery and other illegitimate behaviors. Contemporary spirituality directs us more and more into ourselves. Relationally we seek our own well-being rather than being willing to love one another at a level in which pain may be the likely outcome.
In our therapeutic culture, sin is called an addiction; a disease in which "recovery" offers the only path to healing. We are led to believe that sin is primarily a demonstration of woundedness rather than expression of raw self-centeredness and rebellion against God. It is a corruption that every man and every woman must battle to the death (Romans 8:13).
What you can expect from Biblical Intensive Counseling?
Biblical Intensive Counseling goes beyond therapeutic techniques to offer real change, pointing people to obedient faith in their relationship with God and others. It is brief counseling, in that it allows for significant work to be completed in a short amount of time. It is intensive counseling in allowing for a higher level of concentration on personal issues. It is a private, personal time to grow in the Lord, begin a process of restoration, and to find hope. It is especially suited for busy Christian leaders and their wives. Married couples benefit immensely from time together. Singles move toward change and purpose.
Biblical Intensive Counseling is a time to experience quiet, personal contemplation while facing issues deep within the heart. This program has proven to be a time for restoration for those who struggle with sexual dissatisfaction, sexual sin or relational brokenness. All counseling is private and confidential for individuals or couples. There is no group counseling.
Why Biblical Intensive Counseling?
Biblical Intensive Counseling is distinctly different from traditional counseling. In traditional counseling, a counselor meets with a client weekly for one hour. This type of counseling may last several months or years. Biblical Intensive Counseling allows significant work to be completed in a shorter amount of time with a higher level of concentration on serious issues. Most importantly, individuals hear from God and experience true restoration. The depth, complexity, ugliness, and danger of sinful self-centeredness are addressed without the disruption of work schedules or personal responsibilities that often hinder the change process.
We do not offer quick relief, but a time and a place to begin long-term, deep growth in the grace of God that will train you "to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age" (Titus 2:12). We offer real change, not just symptom relief or behavior management.